Enhancing the Healing Environment

The Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) programme encourages and enables nurse-led teams to work in partnership with patients to improve the environment in which they deliver care.

Our work

Find out about the EHE projects

We have worked with more than 250 health and social care organisations including acute, mental health and community NHS trusts, care homes, hospices and HM prisons to support their healing environment projects.

View our completed projects directory

EHE and dementia

Assessment tools

To support clinical staff and their estates colleagues, we have produced a range of resources to enable hospitals and care homes to become more dementia friendly.

Download our EHE dementia tools and design principles

Programme of work

The Department of Health has commissioned The King's Fund to develop a number of specific programmes to enhance the environment of care as part of its work to improve the patient experience.

Find out more about our programme of work to improve the care environment for people with dementia

About EHE

About Enhancing the Healing Environment

Our award-winning programme encourages and enables local multi-disciplinary teams to work in partnership with service users to improve the environment where care is delivered.


EHE publications and articles

Publications from this programme

Developing supportive design for people with dementia front cover thumbnailWe have produced a number of publications on our work and findings from the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme.

See all of our EHE publications

Reports and articles

A selection of independent reports and articles from the EHE team about the work of the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme.

Read the findings and reports

See our articles and press releases